It's time to finally tune up the old car. First of all, why should I regularly tune up a car? A car is a machine - and in order for it to run properly it has to be maintained and worn out parts need to be replaced. Tuning up a car will allow the car to perform at its optimal level and may also extend the life of the car's engine. I like to be informed before bringing my car to the mechanic so here's a little more research:
So, what is a car tune up? What actually happens when I bring my car in for service for a tune up? A tune up replaces any worn out car parts. The air filter needs to be replaced every year (or more often if you're located in a dusty area). Having a dirty air filter will reduce the amount of air coming through to the combustion stage and alter the air:fuel ratio - meaning wasted fuel.
Other car parts that may be replaced during a car tune up:
- Fuel Filter - Fuel needs to get through to the cylinders. Replacement helps fuel economy and extends life of fuel pump